Driving east on the Mass Pike and passing through the Ted Williams Tunnel will bring you to East Boston, where you’ll find a vibrant Colombian community with roots in Bogotá, Medellín, and a small mountain town called Don Matías. (Colombians in Eastie joke that there are more people from Don Matías living in Boston than in Don Matías itself.)
Motivations for leaving Colombia and relocating to East Boston differed from person to person — some were fleeing the cartel violence that overwhelmed parts of Colombia at the time, while others left for religious reasons, for example. Decades later, East Boston is home to Boston’s Little Colombia, and as such some of the best food in the entire city.
Head to Eastie for pandebono (Colombian cheese bread) and to watch some fútbol while sipping café con leche, and be sure to stop at these eight restaurants when you do.
Please note that a number of Boston restaurants have resumed dine-in service, and the level of service offered is indicated on each map point. However, this should not be taken as endorsement for dining in, as there are still safety concerns: For updated information on coronavirus cases in the area, please visit the Massachusetts coronavirus website.
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